Empties – Makeup

It seems like it’s been forever since my last empties post, but it was only in November!  I have a huge gift bag at home that I put empty products into, and when I was tidying my room, I realised that I really need to take some photos and get rid of the contents – so you can expect some empties posts in the next few months.
Today I’m doing one I haven’t done before – finished makeup products.  These usually take a lot longer to accumulate than skincare or body and hair, as makeup products tend to last longer due to you only using a smidgen at a time.
Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Transparent – My favourite powder.  I actually have another empty of this, since taking the photos.  It’s affordable, it does the job fabulously.  Enough said.

MAC eyebrow pencil in Lingering – I’ve heard so many other bloggers talk about this, but particularly Jane Wonder and Pink Peonies.  I gave in to the hype and finally bought it.  
It was a really great eyebrow pencil, it was long lasting and it blended easily.  My only gripes were that it didn’t come with a spooly, and that you had to be careful to not roll it up too far as it was so soft it would snap off.

Catrice Re-Touch Light Reflecting concealer in 020 Light Beige – I won’t be repurchasing this.  It was very sheer coverage and really didn’t seem to make a big difference under my eyes, even when I colour corrected before.  I much prefer their Liquid Camouflage concealer.

Revlon Photoready Two Way Powder Foundation in Natural Beige – I use this powder only when I’m self tanned, as it’s a darker shade.  It is great for setting foundation and adding a touch more coverage, and it really gives my skin a super-flawless look.  Not to be used when I’m looking for a fresh, natural day look, but it works like a gem for night time.

Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil in Hot Chocolate – you can’t even see the writing on this pencil anymore, as I used it to death.  These are to date my favourite brow pencils, but I cannot get them in South Africa, so I’ve since settled on NYX, as it’s almost the same.

Essence Gel Waterproof eye linger in 01 Black Blaze – I’m not really using black eyeliner at the moment, but I did finish this one before I went more onto the chocolate-hued liners.  This goes on smoothly, you have a short time to smudge it out, and then it’s set until you remove it.  

Essence Oil Control blotting sheets – I finished up both of these, and then realised that Essence wasn’t selling them anymore.  DEVASTATION.  These are the best blotting sheets I’ve ever used, and since coming off the pill, I really need something to blot my skin during the day.  I’ve tried a few other brands, but none seem as good?  I also got these on the Dischem sales for I think about R20 a pack.  If anyone has a good brand of blotting sheets, PLEASE TELL ME!!!

Essence Keep It Perfect makeup fixing spray – this is a decent enough dupe for the MAC Fix +.  Nothing will ever fully compare to the MAC one, but for girls starting out, and even us folk on a budget, it does the job of settling any powders on your face, and helping your makeup to last that bit longer.

Essence Stay All Day 16hr longlasting concealer in 20 Soft Beige – I didn’t like this product at all.  It oxidised like a b**** on me, and didn’t last at all.  Yet somehow my sister loves it and says it works just like the Catrice Liquid Camouflage on her.  She uses a different shade though, so this baby is being tossed.  Perhaps I just got a bad one, or maybe it’s just this shade?

L’Oreal Brow Artist Sculpt in 04 Dark Brunette – my aunt gave this to me as it was too dark for her.  I really just didn’t enjoy using it, it was too dark for me as well, and it just seemed to smear everywhere.

Essence clear brow gel – this did a great job until I started to get grossed out by the colour change, which you can see below.  I ended up not being able to use the rest, so this one is getting tossed.

Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray – I used every last drop of this stuff.  It’s hydrating and I could go out and not touch up my makeup at all!  Definitely going to repurchase this. 

Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara – this was my top mascara until the L’Oreal False Lash Wings Sculpt arrived on the scene.  I would probably repurchase this if I couldn’t find the L’Oreal one.

Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder in Natural Beige – I wasn’t impressed with this powder.  It didn’t work as well as my Rimmel one and was more expensive, so I won’t be repurchasing it.

Catrice Sun Glow Matt Bronzing Powder for darker skin – I bought this shade as it seemed like a good fit for me, and it was.  I’d definitely buy it again, it was a really lovely bronzer and it did the job for a great price.

Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Sand – my first foundation love.  With my wedding this year, I think I’m going to get my hands on another bottle of this.  I’ve been without it for nearly a year now and I’m really missing it!

L’Oreal Infallible Matte 24hr foundation in 11 Vanilla and 22 Radiant Beige – one of my favourite drugstore foundations.  Lasts all day, goes on matte, medium to full coverage.  I used these two shades as my winter and summer ones, and mixed them when I was in between.

Have you tried any of these products?

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